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Review: Earth Has Been Found

May 12th, 2016 Comments off

Earth Has Been Found
Earth Has Been Found by D.F. Jones

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An older story – written in the 70s – from the same author who brought us Colossus this story follows a group of doctors, scientists and military people set in the very early 1980s when planes that had disappeared months or even decades earlier suddenly reappear in the sky. The people on board the planes have no memory of time passing and seem to have not experienced any time. One moment they were in their own time and suddenly they are in (to them) the future.
The mystery deepens when the returnees begin to fall into comas and soon we learn that alien parasites have come to the world with them. Is this an invasion force sent by the mighty other dimensional beings who could pluck planes out of space time only to return them elsewhere? Is it a mere parasite from these beings that they don’t notice but which is a dire threat to humanity.
The story is definitely old fashioned by today’s standards in that there is a lot of ‘telling’ of the action rather than ‘showing’ but it’s fast and gripping. I didn’t want to put it down.
The ending is both predictable (if you pay attention along the way) and shocking in that it is not what you normally expect in an invasion type tale.
Dark, and gripping as long as you can ignore the dated stereotypes of people contained within.



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Review: Cthulhu Kaiju

May 9th, 2016 Comments off

Cthulhu Kaiju
Cthulhu Kaiju by Ahimsa Kerp

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

OMG this was so much fun. Great and Dread Cthulhu finally wakes from his ancient slumber and the world is going down the tubes to the screaming, squirming darkness that devours the human soul.
There’s a lot of great characters, warped cultists, and we actually have Cthulhu make a full on personal assault on the human race.
Enough eldritch horror to do HPL proud and enough fun to keep modern audiences interested.
Well worth the read.

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Review: The Gates: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel

May 6th, 2016 Comments off

The Gates: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel
The Gates: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel by Iain Rob Wright

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I grabbed this because the premise – hell coming to earth – was the same as a story I wrote (The Righteous Few). I wanted to make sure I didn’t duplicate another author by accident. Well it’s very different so I’m happy on that part. This was a fun survival apocalypse style of story. All over the world, strange black stones appear and then open portals to Hell. Demons pour through the gates and attack any human around. Soon the world is teetering on the brink of disaster. The book follows a large cast as they fight for survival. Some don’t make it while others do but considering the scope of the disaster it’s only a matter of time before the survivors also succumb.
It doesn’t really wrap anything up but gives some clues that it could be ended by the humans. I’m assuming other books are coming in the series. Lots of interesting characters, worldwide scope and a battle for survival make for an interesting read.



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